Rip DVD for Kodi 17 Playback

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The Kodi 17 Krypton has been released with some big updates with improvements over the previous version. Have some commercial DVD movies and wish to add them to the Kodi library for playback with the slick interface provided by Kodi media player. The good news is that Kodi 17 has add new additions include hardware-accelerated DVD playback capacity. The bad news is that you may still fail to get encrypted DVD movies played on Kodi 17. The following article will show you the solutions to play commercial DVD movies on Kodi 17.

Rip commercial DVD for Kodi 17 with VLC by using Handbrake

Handbrake does not defeat or circumvent copy protection from DVD-Video stored on DVD disc, an ISO image of a DVD disc or any data storage device as a Video_TS folder. HandBrake’s developers removed libdvdcss (the open-source library responsible for unscrambling DVDs encrypted with the Content Scramble System (CSS)) from the application since the version 0.9.2. Fortunately, removal of digital rights management from DVDs using HandBrake was possible by installing VLC, a media player application that includes the libdvdcss library. Currently, Handbrake can remove DRM only after the user installs the latest version of libdvdcss. For Windows users, you can download the Libdvdcss file separately (here for 32-bit systems and here for 64-bit systems), leave the filename as libdvdcss-2.dll, and put it in your Handbrake program folder (C:\Program Files\Handbrake). If you’re on a Mac, download this file and double-click to install it.

Best tool to rip encrypted DVD for Kodi 17 Playback

By installing libdvdcss on Handbrake, you can only remove the CSS encryption equipped on DVD disc, however, as for other DVD protection such as Sony ArccOS, UOPs, and Disney X-project DRM, this library would be useless. If you are looking for a powerful way program to break all protection from all commercial DVD movies, we highly recommend Pavtube ByteCopy (review) to you, the program features a powerful built-in disc decrypter, which allows you to automatically bypass all DVD copy protection and region code including Region code, RCE, key2Audio, UOP, CSS, Macrovision, FluxDVD, Protect, ARccOS, AACS, BD+, ROM Mark, BD-Live, etc. You can then rip the non copy protected data on DVD disc to Kodi 17 playable video and audio file formats listed below:

Container formats: AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, FLV, MKV/MKA (Matroska), QuickTime, MP4, M4A, AAC, Ogg, OGM, RealMedia RAM/RM/RV/RA/RMVB, 3gp
Video formats: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4 SP and ASP, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), H.265 (as from Kodi 14) HuffYUV, MJPEG, RealVideo, RMVB, WMV
Audio formats: MIDI, AIFF, WAV/WAVE, AIFF, MP2, MP3, AAC, DTS, ALAC, AMR, FLAC, RealAudio, WMA
3D video formats: Passive 3D video formats such as SBS, TAB, anaglyph or interlaced

Adjust output profile settings for Kodi 17

To get output video and audio quality for Kodi, you can flexibly adjust output Kodi compatible audio codec or adjust other profile parameters such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc to let them fit with Kodi.

Pavtube ByteCopy is is available on Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version – Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac for macOS Sierra. The program is very easy to use, no matter experienced user or fresh could handle it very well. In addition, it also keeps constant update with perfect support for the new encryption used on many recently released DVD or Blu-ray movies. What’s more, the program supports to produce high quality results, you can’t find any difference between the result video and the original DVD disc.

How to Rip Commercial DVD for Kodi 17 Playback?

Step 1: Import DVD Movies.

Download, install and run this DVD ripper.  You can load DVD by clicking “File” > “Load from disc”. Or load DVD Folder by clicking “File” > “Load from folder” or load DVD IFO/ISO image by clicking “File” > “Load IFO/ISO”.

Import DVD Movies

Step 2: Output best playback format for Kodi 17.

Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down option, select to output Kodi best playable video formats by following “HD Video” > “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)”.

Output Kodi 17 supported video format

Step 3: Customize to output Kodi playable audio codec.

Click “Settings” to open “Profile” settings window, in “Audio” section, click “Codec” drop-down list, select Kodi playable AAC codec to output, you can also change other settings according to your own needs.

Adjust output profile settings

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the ripping process from DVD movies to Kodi 17 playable file formats.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to install and setup Kodi on your computer and add the converted files to Kodi for playback with no limitation.

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